With a friendly temperament, high-energy disposition, and beautiful white coat, it’s no surprise that the West Highland White Terrier has become the world’s most popular terrier. Their good looks and excellent temperament have allowed Westies to become famous actors on television and in movies, becoming models for various applications, book characters, and cartoon portrayals. For your enjoyment, below are some of the most famous West Highland White Terriers, America’s favorite Terrier.
The name of the charming Westie that appears on the label of the Australian dog food brand My Dog is Imelda.
A Westie with black earmuffs starred in a film based on the French cartoon character Axterix, as the pet dog of Axterix’s friend, Obelix. In the movie, he was called the Dogmatrix, or Idefix in the original French version.
The Souphanousinphone family pet in the animated series King of the Hill is played by a West Highland White Terrier named Doggy.
An acting dog, Happy, who had been abused by her first owner, found a role on the television show 7th Heaven. After being rescued from the animal shelter, it was necessary for Happy to befriend adult actors before filming began. He appeared on the show for eleven seasons.
The main character in a series of picture books created by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by Susan Jeffers is a West Highland White Terrier named McDuff.
Hamish Macbeth is a fictional police officer in a popular series of books written by MC Beaton. Macbeth is often accompanied by his Westie, Wee Jock. The series was later adapted into a popular BBC television show that ran for three seasons.
The mascot and poster dog for the Cesar dog food brand is Cesar in the United States. In Canada, a different Westie, Maggie, appears on containers and commercials.
American author and Caldecott Honor winner David Shannon wrote a children’s book titled “Good Boy, Fergus!” in which the title character is a Westie.
Agatha Gregson owned a West Highland White Terrier named Macintosh in the famous PD Wodehouse series Jeeves and Wooster.
Eleanor Atkinson’s “Greyfriars Bobby” tells an embellished true story of a Skye Terrier who spent most of his life sitting on the grave of his deeply devoted master. In a later film, produced in 2006, called “The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby”, Bobby the dog was played by a West Highland White Terrier.
The Westie featured in the American Girl series of books and dolls is named Coconut.
House, a currently produced television series, features a Westie named Hector, who lives with Wilson, one of the show’s main characters.
As you can see, Westies are famous all over the world. If you’re interested in buying a Westie for your home, make sure you do a lot of research and know exactly what type of dog you’re getting. While Westies are polite and intelligent, there may be certain traits that you don’t like. It is also important to do a lot of research on the breeder of your choice. Make sure your breeder is ethical and properly tests their puppies.